Several Chromebooks with Rockchip RK3288-C processor were launched last quarter, but most models come only with 2GB RAM, and other laptop with 4GB tend to cost over $200. But CTL has now announced CTL H4 Chromebook for Education also based on RK3288 and featuring 4GB RAM for just $199.
CTL H4 specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3288-C Quad-Core Cortex-A17 processor up to 1.8GHz with Mali-T764 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB DDR3L RAM
- Storage – 16GB storage + Micro SD slot
- Display – 11.6’’ HD wide screen LED-backlit display; 180 Degree Lay Flat Design/Hinge
- Video Output – 1x HDMI
- Audio – headphone jack; stereo speakers; built-in microphone
- Connectivity – WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0.
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
- Camera – Built-in
- Battery – Up to 10 hours battery life
- Misc – Multi-gesture touchpad
- Dimensions – 2.54 cm thick
- Weight – 1.09 kg
The laptop also comes with a carry handle, has a rugged design supporting drops up to 70cm, and its keyboard is water-resistant.
The laptop is designed for education, but it appears CTL also sells directly to individuals. As Liliputing notes the good news is that you don’t need to wait for H4 model to come out to get a $200 RK3288 Chromebook with 4GB RAM, as CTL J4 is now on sale for $199, and I’ve also noticed ASUS EeeBook C201PA-DS02 Chromebook with a similar configuration is also $50 off in newegg, for the same $199.99 price tag. Both these offers are US only, so if you’re outside the US, you’re probably out of luck, unless you use a forwarding service.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.